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Published on July 14th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer

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Ryanair Cuts Flights from Ireland to the UK

Ryanair has announced that it will cut around 1,000 flights between Ireland and the UK during August and September due to the effects of the Coronavirus. The airline has blamed the 14 day quarantine requirement for arrivals into Ireland as the cause for the reduction in flights. Ryanair will cut services from Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Shannon and Knock to 14 destinations across the UK as it says the quarantine rule is damaging travel between the two countries.

Ryanair called on the Government to remove all travel restrictions between the Republic of Ireland and other EU member states as a matter of urgency. The airline has also pointed out in its statement that Irish citizens are being advised not to travel, yet citizens from Northern Ireland can travel freely to and from the EU without having any quarantine restrictions, even if they travel via Dublin Airport. However, the Irish government has previously signalled that no changes will be made to the quarantine rule until 20th July when a ‘green list’ of countries which visitors can travel to and from, without needing to quarantine, is expected to be published.

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